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Place Based Education

Scope Note: 
Educational approach that draws on local history, culture, economics, environment, and circumstances as a curriculum source, sometimes with the explicit goal of connecting students to their community and thereby promoting citizenship, entrepreneurship, community sustainability, or environmental stewardship. Do not confuse with "Community Education". Note: From 2003-2004, the Descriptor "Place Based Education" was carried in the Thesaurus. From 2004-2011, this concept may have been indexed under "Education".
Category: Educational Process: Classroom Perspectives
Broader Terms
Education
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Pedagogy of Place
Place Based Learning
Related Terms
Experiential Learning
Heritage Education
Indigenous Knowledge
Local History
Neighborhoods
Relevance (Education)
School Community Relationship
Added to ERIC: 3/21/2003